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Peterloo (2018)

PG-13 | | Drama, History | 5 April 2019 (USA)
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The story of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre where British forces attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester.

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Mike Leigh

Writer:

Mike Leigh
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rory Kinnear ... Henry Hunt
Maxine Peake ... Nellie
Pearce Quigley ... Joshua
David Moorst ... Joseph
Rachel Finnegan ... Mary
Tom Meredith Tom Meredith ... Robert
Simona Bitmate ... Esther
Robert Wilfort ... Lord Liverpool, the Prime Minister
Karl Johnson ... Lord Sidmouth, the Home Secretary
Sam Troughton ... Mr. Hobhouse
Roger Sloman ... Mr. Grout
Kenneth Hadley ... Mr. Golightly
Tom Edward-Kane Tom Edward-Kane ... Mr. Cobb
Lizzy McInnerny ... Mrs. Moss
Alastair Mackenzie ... General Sir John Byng
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An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protesters were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

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Drama | History

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Rated PG-13 for a sequence of violence and chaos | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

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5 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Peterloo See more »

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90% of the crowd during the sequence at St. Peter's Field were digitally duplicated and created; in reality, there was 200 extras. The sequence was filmed at Tilbury Port, and many of the buildings were also added in post-production, re-created from historical records. See more »

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The lettering on the mail coach is in Gill Sans, a typeface designed in 1926. See more »

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Confusing - You might find yourself in the bottom of the river
17 October 2018 | by somjeet-roySee all my reviews

The movie is slow and sluggish and ultimately misses out on the main goal - giving proper light to the Peterloo massacare. Its half baked in most of the scenes and loses steam soon. There is lack of cohesion amongst the leaders and the watches are therefore left confused. In most places you will find the lords overreacting which sticks out as a sore thumb. Maybe a one time watch but didn't meet my expectations. It was good till the trailers.


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